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Interview with Honza Horak (hhorak)


What is your background in Fedora? What have you worked on and what are you doing now?

I’ve been Fedora contributor for 4.5 years, since I joined Red Hat. I’ve looked after media burning packages, NIS-related applications and most recently various packages connected to databases (MariaDB, MySQL, embedded). I’ve also been member of Env & Stacks since establishing and currently serving as FESCo liaison in this group.

What are your interests and experience outside of Fedora? What of those things will help you in this role?

I’m heavily involved in Software Collections development (, where I try to get this concept working in the CentOS community. I still believe Software Collections have its place in Fedora, so I would like to use not only the experiences from CentOS to make SCL in Fedora really happening.

What are your Future plans ? Is there anything what you can consider as “Mission Statement” in this role?

The mission statement for Fedora is to make it the best distro which is able to combine new features and stability at one place. This is connected with already mentioned Software Collections or containers, the modern answer for such requirements.

What are the most pressing issues facing Fedora today? What should we do about them?

Stability of every distribution is crucial. However, contributors are not able to run tests automatically after package builds (above unit tests); we depend on users to report issues only right now. I’d like to see a simple way to:

  • add any kind of tests (from scripts to whole test suites) into fedora infrastructure
  • make those tests executed after commit/build (basically a CI)

What interests you from Env and Stacks, and which projects would you contribute to?

As stated above, my interests are mainly Software Collections and testing, but I’m also interested in containers, so anything related to building containers on top of/for Fedora is also on the list of things I’d like to contribute to.